Explorer 3
by RuBisCO
uploaded 2017-01-27
7 downloads /
2
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VAB
mod ship

Description

Spinning spaceship for long term deep space missions. Uses KAS to extend/retract the habitat module from the main section. Use Persistent Rotation Mod to maintain rotation though time warps and leaving the ship.

Extend Procedure:
1. Attach KAS winchs to ports on habitat module.
2. Spin up ship using flywheels and/or RCS.
3. Decouple docking port connecting habitat module to main section.
4. Extend Winches
5. Switch a winch to docked mode
6. Pray to Kraken regularly that nothing goes wrong.

Retract Procedure:
1. Switch a winch to undocked mode, make sure you are controlling the main section.
2. Retract Winches to 0.6-0.8 m, make sure they are even.
3. Spin down ship using flywheel and/or RCS, docking port should reconnect once it spins down enough.

A mod rocket called Explorer 3. Built with 138 of the finest parts, its root part is dockingPortLarge.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.2.

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 138
  • Mods: 2

Mods

  • Kerbal Attachment System
  • Squad (stock)

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